Social Pressure, Misguided Assumptions Foster Unhealthy Food Habits

Mariel Rossi deVries, staff writer

December 24, 2015

Filed under Opinion

Not so subliminal messages about what we eat constantly bombard us and because eating is a necessary part of life, we cannot escape them. Teachers in P.E. tell us to eat more "healthy" food, while other voices promote various...

Paris Posts Fail to Solve Crisis

Rachel Jin, Lifestyle Editor

November 16, 2015

Filed under Opinion

For many, the recent violence in Paris is a sad reminder to the world of the acts of terror that have ravaged the globe over the past 2 decades. For me, they were also a reminder of the battles against terrorism yet to come. ...

Letter to the Editor: Kendra Hilton

Kendra Hilton, Senior

November 13, 2015

Filed under Opinion

"How late did you go to bed last night?” For a Lamorinda teen, the answer is likely to be some ridiculous hour deep into the night or even worse early in the morning. The heavy lidded student might then list off the numerous...

Clinton Run Reshaping Attitudes

Kate Ginley, Opinion Editor

November 8, 2015

Filed under Opinion

Hillary Clinton, victim of email scandal, sexism, and wife of a cheating husband. And possibly the first female president. In 2008, Clinton first ran for the Democratic party nomination for the presidency against Barack...

Letter to the Editor: Caron Brownlee

Caron Brownlee, Teacher

November 5, 2015

Filed under Opinion

"The Full Catastrophe of Being a Teacher" When the space shuttle Challenger exploded, I was called to become a teacher. Christa McAuliffe was the cheery and passionate social studies teacher chosen to ride with the astronauts...

Alcohol Prohibition Endangers Youth

Rachel Jin, Lifestyle Editor

November 4, 2015

Filed under Opinion

For teenagers, it seems as though laws are meant to be broken. There are state laws prohibiting drugs and graffiti, but these don't seem to hamper the illicit crack sales or spray painted defamation of public structures. Perhaps...

Trading Current Stress for Future Challenges

Isabel Owens, News Editor

November 3, 2015

Filed under Opinion

Throughout my 2.25 years of high school I’ve maintained a belief that detriment to student emotional and intellectual health should not be traded for higher academic achievement. However, now that the Challenge Success...

Auto Defibrillators Should Remain

Mariel Rossi deVries, Staff Writer

October 30, 2015

Filed under Opinion

Automatic external defibrillators (AEDs) are medical devices available as a safety precaution at many schools. These medical safe guards were installed 8 years ago at all campuses in the Acalanes Union High School District...

The Other Side of Unexpected

Kelly Pien, Editor-in-Chief

October 20, 2015

Filed under Opinion

Surprises seem to find me easily. For example, I was pretty surprised when, in an improvised scene, my Drama classmate screamed at me and demanded to know if I possessed any illegal substances. Like any good journalist does...

Knowledge Cures Prejudice

Kate Ginley, Opinion Editor

October 19, 2015

Filed under Opinion

The Supreme Court legalized gay marriage in the U.S. on June 26, 2015, but there is still a long way to go. I wandered into Barnes and Noble to get a few new books on Friday after school. Being human, I needed to stop in the...